The Untold Story of Boko Haram’s Origins
by Jacob Zenn
Researchers who view Boko Haram as a Nigerian unsurgency need to understand its history as part of pan-African Islamist networks; responses to extremism must work across national borders.
Boko Haram Is Hardly a New Phenomenon in Nigeria
by Moses Ochonu
The surprise is it’s in formal rebellion against western education its members never received.
Why I Can't Let the Boko Haram Kidnappings Be Forgotten
by Martin Goldsmith
There are moments in our history when we have to act as if we really believe that we are indeed our brothers’ and our sisters’ keeper. This is one of them.
SOURCE: The Japan Times
Understanding Boko Haram
by John Edward Philips
Boko Haram, as many know by now, means “Western Education is forbidden” in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria and neighboring countries.
Why We're Only Now Paying Attention to Boko Haram Is a Disgrace
by Timothy R. Furnish
Nigeria’s position on the fault-line between Christian and Muslim civilization appears not just increasingly precarious, but dangerously unsustainable.
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